Jenny Craig

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Jenny Craig Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
305 Reviews
2.3
305 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Helping people to reach their goals is a wonderful experience (in 45 reviews)

  • All employees receive a good opportunity to lose weight on the Jenny Craig program (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Training is poorly thought out and the upper management doesn't really seem to care (in 27 reviews)

  • Our center director doesn't really motivate us just wants to be our friend more (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Women going through Menopause with poor attitudes.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    The pro is that it is located in Carlsbad. Did I mention that its located in carlsbad? That's about it.

    Cons

    I've worked at a few different places, but this by far was the worst. Especially being managed by a slave labor equity group, they are just trying to cook the books for the next sucker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really isn't any advice I can give because this is probably the best they will ever do and they are old.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working at Jenny Craig

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    Current Employee - Management in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Management in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    Interesting work that I love. Learn a lot about nutrition and help others.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average with few raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee incentives would help. More guidance at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Councilor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work enviroment, Helpful upper management

    Cons

    Having to sell vit. Keep people buying their products

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    great opportunity, environment, and feel that you're really helping people

    Cons

    pay can be rough, but if full-time it helps obviously

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked, Underpaid, and nothing is ever good enough.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Consultant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The clients are awesome, but you end up struggling because you love your clients and hate your job.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management and training. Managers seem to be part of some sort of "mean girl" sorority where they bully their underlings while they sit and do nothing. Daily complaints about call volume not being enough, not enough clients, not enough food sales... all commonplace. You are expected to rejuvenate business by repeatedly calling the same people over and over again to try to get them to come back in. A lot of people can be rude on the phone. Pay is ridiculous for the amount of responsibility, and don't plan on EVER getting sick or taking any time off... It just wont happen. And if for some reason it does, you will get the passive aggressive silent treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your consultants with some respect, better vacation package and a decent commission rate - The food is plenty expensive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work your tail off for little recognition and zero opportunity for time off....

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the clients, love that you feel that you are making a difference.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no coverage for time off, so if you are sick or have a sick child, don't plan on taking the time off. Extremely low pay considering the responsibilities you have, and it seems that everyone above you is a manager... resulting in EVERYONE telling you what to do all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little bit more appreciative of your consultants, they are the bread and butter of your operation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doesn't care about clients OR employees. Only cares about meeting quota.

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    Former Employee - Centre Director
    Former Employee - Centre Director

    I worked at Jenny Craig (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The clients and in Centre co workers. Helping people and supporting their hard work.

    Cons

    Low pay, they set unrealistic goals and then write you up when you don't meet their goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please go back to caring about your employees and clients (like when Jenny herself owned the company). Nestle, stick with chocolate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    no thanks

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    Former Employee - Centre Director
    Former Employee - Centre Director

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    simple program concept, working one on one with clients

    Cons

    food; simple concept that is difficult to follow long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hope things have improved since you sold to North Castle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    People oriented environment; working with the clients is very rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Center Director in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Center Director in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training programs are excellent. I thought the sales / program director training in particular was very valuable. I continue to use these skills in my current work environment. I was able to fast track from counselor to program director to center director in less than one year. The salary was average; benefits were above average. Promotions were creative and fun.

    Cons

    As a center director, having to cover for counselors or program director due to illness or other unscheduled absences, was sometimes a challenge, particularly in the larger, busier centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The regional management team during my tenure were excellent. Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sold my soul to the devil!

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    Current Employee - Centre Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Centre Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping people change their lives is very rewarding.

    Cons

    No consistency,work long hrs as Center Director w no break, low pay, new structure worse for pay, not enough support for finding quality staff, not enough ads, pay based off of how well company doing, upper mngmnt living in la la land. Spend more $ on new menus/tools than keeping quality employees, it's a food based program so get a focus on new food more often, that's all the client wants!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up, roleplaying is good for training, but not real life situations. Try working as a Jcc more often, "go back to the basics" & see what you can really do & "lead by example". Sit in their chairs for awhile instead of going in 1x a month/quarter to critique.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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